Two-Pager

The Two-Pager is an instrument for transformative research. It depicts the essence of a previous publication by outlining the issue, the research goals and the results. Since it also concludes the respective recommendations for development cooperation (or other policy areas), the Two-Pager is also an instrument of policy advice and political communication that addresses specific communities in international cooperation.

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The series was discontinued in 2022.

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  1. The importance of tackling inequality for global poverty
    The importance of tackling inequality for global poverty

    Lakner, Christoph / Daniel G. Mahler / Mario Negre / Espen B. Prydz (2021)

    We simulate global extreme poverty until 2030 under different inequality and growth scenarios. These simulations suggest that inequality reduction is crucial for reaching the global poverty goals set by the global development community.

  2. Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) – Mobilising public and private rule-makers in managing global governance
    Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) – Mobilising public and private rule-makers in managing global governance

    Hernandez, Ariel / Wulf Reiners / Sven Grimm (2021)

    The MGG Programme of DIE helps utilise the potential of voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) to implement the 2030 Agenda through knowledge cooperation, policy dialogue and training with key stakeholders from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and South Africa.

  3. Taxing carbon in developing countries
    Taxing carbon in developing countries

    Pegels, Anna (2018)

    Carbon taxes are a straightforward way to align economic incentives with ecological boundaries. While development concerns often hinder their implementation, studies show that they can reduce poverty and foster competitiveness. The choice of taxed goods and revenue use are key to creating synergies.

  4. Regional organisations promote nexus governance for hydropower along international rivers
    Regional organisations promote nexus governance for hydropower along international rivers

    Dombrowsky, Ines / Waltina Scheumann (2016)

    Regional organisations contribute to nexus governance by supporting the application of international legal principles and international environmental and social standards.

  5. Coordinating planning in the agricultural and water sectors: Zambia
    Coordinating planning in the agricultural and water sectors: Zambia

    Scheumann, Waltina (2016)

    Future risks to water supply, food and energy production can be averted by strengthening existing institutions and optimizing administrative procedures. Zambia’s water governance and administrative structures are still under development and so are limited in their regulative ability.

  6. Payments for ecosystem services and the water-energy-food nexus
    Payments for ecosystem services and the water-energy-food nexus

    Rodríguez de Francisco, Jean Carlo (2016)

    PES implementation does not necessarily mean that externalities produced by ecosystem service buyers are internalised. Power asymmetries among actors are the determining factor for envisaging whether nexus governance can be implemented or externalities and costs are pushed onto marginal societal sectors.

  7. Cooperative agreements between the water and the agricultural sector
    Cooperative agreements between the water and the agricultural sector

    Richerzhagen, Carmen / Waltina Scheumann (2016)

    Voluntary drinking water partnerships provide a good alternative to regulatory requirements. Sustainable financing models and opportunities for participation are the basic building blocks of drinking water partnerships.

  8. Sewage systems and energy: focus on urban India
    Sewage systems and energy: focus on urban India

    Never, Babette (2016)

    Investment in energy efficiency and electricity production can also prove worthwhile with sewage treatment plants in developing countries. Resource and cost efficiency vary depending on the plant. India’s sewage system is largely still stuck in a lock-in situation.

  9. Governing the nexus between water, energy and food: instruments, incentives and mechanisms
    Governing the nexus between water, energy and food: instruments, incentives and mechanisms

    Dombrowsky, Ines / Waltina Scheumann / Babette Never (2016)

    Effective nexus governance uses a practicable and socially acceptable combination of instruments to reduce negative intersectoral effects.